Unknown-23-2First, I’d like to wish all of the veterans out there a Happy Veterans Day! As a veteran myself, this day is a special day to me and for all of us who have served. I want to thank all of you who are currently in service and have served for all your efforts. Thank you very much!

Not many people realize this, but the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) was banned from providing IVF (in vitro fertilization) coverage in 1992. In late 2016, Congress passed the MilCon -VA Appropriations bill for FY 2017, which enabled the VA to offer IVF and adoption assistance to wounded veterans. However, this bill did not permanently lift the IVF ban for veterans. Last year, we supported the #IVF4VETS bill, which extended coverage through September 2019. Now, we are asking that you help us make #IVF4VETS permanent through supporting the Women Veterans and Families Health Services Act. You can share your support of this bill by sending a letter to your Member of Congress. The desire to be a parent is hard-wired for most, and for many veterans and military members, assisted reproductive technologies (ART) and adoption are the only viable options.

With that said, I am extremely pleased to discuss the military discount program we offer here at RMA of Connecticut. As a Fertility Center of Excellence, we think it’s extremely important to help our men and women of service. The reality is that sometimes there are reasons for infertility that relate to their service, or sometimes, their service is taking them out of their fertility and family planning for so long, they need fertility assistance. We’re thrilled to be able to offer significant discounts to our military families. The good news is that other vendors, including embryo testing companies to drug companies, are also often willing to offer discounts for Veterans.

In support of our nation’s veterans, RMA of CT is pleased to offer Active Duty Military Personnel and U.S. Military veterans and their spouses a significant discount on IVF and fertility treatment.

IVF Military Discount Eligibility Requirement

Patient or spouse must show identification as proof of involvement with the U.S. Armed Forces

IVF Military Discount Offer

  • 20% off fee for service + Free Initial Consult
  • 5% off RMA of CT Opportunity Plans + Free Initial Consult
  • 5% off RMA of CT Surrogacy Plans + Free Initial Consult

IVF Military Discount Terms & Conditions

Discount applies to patients who do not have insurance coverage.

Discount applies to all services at RMA of CT.


If you’re a Veteran or Active Duty Military Member and feel like you cannot afford fertility treatment, please talk to us so we can inform you of what we can do for you, and how we can help.

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Mark Leondires, MD
Dr. Mark P. Leondires is Medical Director and Partner in reproductive endocrinology at Reproductive Medicine Associates of Connecticut (RMACT) and is board-certified in both Obstetrics and Gynecology and Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility.
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